We are going to get ahead.- Manuel Viniegra

ESCOBEDO | Friday, April 1, 2016.- Tigres is aware of everything they have failed to do in these last three matches, but they also know that the team is capable of getting ahead and back on track in order to remain in the playoff classification zone, stated Manuel Viniegra, midfielder for the felines.

“It’s the most important since it’s the next one (the match against Atlas); we want to win those points to climb as high as possible up the table and get closer to our objective, which is to classify.

“(Our state of mind) is excellent, the team knows what the situation is; we aren’t satisfied either individually or as a group, we are fully aware of our responsibility, but, at the same time, we believe that we will be able to achieve our goal”, explained ‘Kito’ Viniegra.

For Tigres’ reserve player, the two draws and one loss in the last three games were circumstantial and he clarified that they need to find the right keys to open the locks imposed by their opponents when they play at home.

“All of these circumstances have come together. In fact, I would say that the lack of decisiveness or suddenly the opponents themselves play too defensively, which makes for a dull, rough game, that makes it hard to play, but, even so, we have to find the key to open them up.

“These matches have also been difficult for us owing to injuries and external factors that we must learn to assimilate, but, for me, Tigres should be among the first places,” he pointed out.

Viniegra is sorry that a footballer like Rafael Sobis won’t be playing against Atlas; however, he commented that there are plenty of players in the squad who have the capacity to replace the Brazilian.